Does not Commute
By Mediocre AB
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Winner of Apple Design Awards 2015!
A strategic driving game from the award-winning maker’s of Smash Hit. Does not Commute is a temporal paradox in which you have no one to blame but yourself. What starts out as a relaxing commute in a small town of the 1970's quickly devolves into traffic chaos with hot dog trucks, sports cars, school buses and dozens of other vehicles. You drive them all. Plan ahead. Don't be late.
In this small town, discover the characters and their secrets – what world-changing experiment is inventive dentist Dr Charles Schneider hiding? Will Mr Baker quit his job in advertising? What is that strange mask on Mrs Griffin's face? Will Mr Mayfield’s peculiar obsession with Yorkshire Terriers take over his life?
Does Not Commute is playable at no cost and free from ads. An optional premium upgrade is available through a one-time in-app purchase that will enable the ability to continue from checkpoints.
What's New in Version 1.4.0
Game Center achievements.
iPad Pro compatibility.
Engaging and entertaining
Does Not Commute combines clever game design with a humorously haunting story to create a standout mobile application. You control poorly-handling cars trying to drive across the neighborhood. Once you've successfully transported one car, your perspective shifts to another, only this time your drive is impeded by the car you just drove taking the exact path you just did. You're essentially playing against both yourself, as you swerve to avoid the cars you controlled just seconds ago, and the clock, as you must complete all the routes in sixty seconds. This time can be increased by collecting disks on the road, but doing that means potentially running into the cars you drove earlier. It's challenging and compelling, made all the more so with the narrative. Every new car you drive brings with it a sentence or two about its driver. Through these vignettes, the game goes from innocent to strange to dark in a hurry. Mediocre have created a fantastic gaming experience in Does Not Commute, and if you enjoy the challenging gameplay, this app will quickly become one of your favorites.
Awesome, but short...
First off I love how this game is very challenging yet fun. Also I didn't buy the premium at all and I beat it in two days. I wish the story was a bit longer because like I said it took me two days to beat. I have no idea how I did it but I'm in the top 200 for the final score at 212...also I only failed once! There are lots of hidden extra time disks which I think is what got me to a final score of 212. Also in the second city area at the very top right corner there's a secret area that gives you 40 extra seconds! I have to warn you the last level is very hard! I had 300 or so going in but ended up losing 90 seconds even after grabbing all the extra time disks! If you pay attention to the story it makes it more fun, but the last part is very confusing. Anyway now that I've beaten the game there's still lots to do like discovering the hidden secrets and improving your score! Good luck!
Interesting Story and Game
I beat the game in about 2 hours while on a long car ride, although it was (most definitely) not my first attempt. It's quite fun to maneuver the cars to their destinations and quite satisfying to watch them barely pass by each other at the end of each level.
Does Not Commute is fun to play in short time intervals and long ones alike. If you have premium, you can enjoy the benefits of not having to restart the whole story each time you lose or close the game. I did not find the need for premium however, I just tried to beat the whole game each time I took it out. Was worth it in the end.
The gameplay was nice but what really caught my attention once I beat the game was the story. I hadn't really payed too much attention to the story until the uh... 'time and space' picked up, to put it in other words. Upon passing the last level, I replayed each level to read each character's lines. Man I gotta say, this game's story is very well thought out. Although quite quirky, most of it makes sense at the end. It's like a weird confusing movie which at the end explains all the weird stuff you've been seeing. It was also very creative, as I've never heard of such weird characters ever in my life.
All in all, a very solid game which actually becomes more fun as you play and understand the story.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 15, 2016
- Version: 1.4.0
- Size: 87.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Mediocre AB
- © 2015 Mediocre AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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